There’s a piece of Appalachian folklore floating around that says the colors of the wooly worm predict how winter will go. I believe it to be fact. My Grampa Eddie told me all about it as a child, and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, due to years of “reading” them, that the wooly worm and its stripes never lie.
The thirteen stripes correspond to the thirteen weeks of winter. Brown or red stripes indicate mild weather while black stripes indicate severe harsh weather.
We’ve been seeing wooly worms for the past three weeks around the farm.
Check out this huge one I found tonight by the chicken coop. I’ve never seen one that big!
Folks…we are in for a bad winter.